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So there are remix challenges happening, which is always exciting, because I love remix!

But remix often comes with issues of not having the ability to specify that you aren't a big fan of slash or mostly write women. While that can sometimes be part of the fun, it's also really frustrating when you've got a bunch of awesome stories about women and one not-as-awesome story about men and that one not-as-awesome story is the one that gets remixed because your author doesn't write women.

So are you into stories about women? Have you written stories about women? Would you like to read and write more of them? Would you like to read and write stories based on other people's stories? Yes? Motherfucking yes? Well then, I want to hear about it!

In short, tielan and theladyscribe are trying to gauge possible interest in a female-centric remix.

The interest-gauging post is here.

"Blueprints" (Inception, Ariadne, G)

Title: Blueprints
Author: edenfalling (Elizabeth Culmer)
Fandom: Inception
Rating: G
Warnings: background off-screen death of an original character
Prompt: 68) The extravagant gesture is the very stuff of creation. After one extravagant gesture of creation in the first place, the universe has continued to deal exclusively in extravagances, flinging intricacies and colossi down aeons of emptiness, heaping profusions on profligacies with fresh vigor. The whole show has been on fire since the word go! -- Annie Dillard (born April 30, 1945), Pulitzer-prize winning author, poet, essayist and critic.
Summary: This is how you build a castle. This is how you build a life.
Author's Notes: This is not the most belated thing I have ever written -- that dubious honor goes to a fairy-tale retelling I once promised my family for Christmas and did not deliver until Thanksgiving of the next calendar year -- but it's still pretty ridiculously late. :-(

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Rare Women Fic Exchange

gehayi gave me permission to post here (thanks!) about a winter exchange starting January 1: rarewomen is an exchange for rare women from big fandoms, and rare women from rare fandoms. Het, femslash, and gen are all welcome and encouraged. Discussion is currently happening about big fandoms. Hope to see you there!
Canon necrophilia

Clarion, Branwen, PG

Title: Clarion
Author: Blueinkedpalm
Fandom: Baldur's Gate
Rating: PG
Warnings: Violence
Prompt: #88, Mary McLeod Bethune (not used)
Summary: One who serves warfare must cross the earth to seek it, even after the end. Branwen.

Not yet is the spirit of that pristine valor
extinct in you, when girt with steel and lofty flames
once we fought against the empire of heaven...
- La Strage degli Innocenti, Giambattista Marino, trans. RT

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arrow; demon

sew my lips shut, Criminal Minds, JJ

Title: sew my lips shut
Author: magisterequitum
Fandom: Criminal Minds
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: I own nothing here.
Prompt: (#113) Wretch that I am, I can do everything I do not want, and that which I want most I cannot do. -- Clemence of Barking (late 1100s), Anglo-Norman nun, hagiographer and translator.
Summary: She holds the truth on the back of her tongue.
Author's Notes: Set in the time between the finale of Season Six and 7.01. Spoilers.

( Secrets, secrets are no fun unless they’re shared with everyone. )

Writing Hello Kitty

Something to Hold Onto (PG-13)

Title: Something to Hold Onto
Author: annearchy
Fandom: Sling Blade
Rating: PG-13
Length: ~ 8,350 words
Warnings: Homophobia, domestic violence (mostly implied), redneck asshattery and occasional cursing
Prompt: 20) Some knowledge and some song and some beauty must be kept for those days before the world again plunges into darkness. -- Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930-1999), American author of fantasy novels, short stories and anthologies, poet, composer, editor and co-founder of the Society for Creative Anachronism.
Summary: In a small Arkansas town less than an hour's drive from Little Rock, Linda Wheatley lives a life of quiet desperation. If not for her son, her best friend and, eventually, an odd man named Karl, she wouldn't have much to hold onto.
Author's Notes: The film SLING BLADE was released in 1996 but I didn't see it until August of this year. Linda is the only significant female character, and this is my vision of her story, both before and during the action of the film. Once Karl enters the story, occasional bits of dialogue are taken directly from the script, which I found online. Copyright 1996, Miramax Films and The Shooting Gallery. No copyright infringement is intended (but all grammatical errors in dialogue are intentional). Many thanks to my beta, miss_bowtruckle.

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Her Brother's Sister (Helene Kuragin, PG)

Title: Her Brother’s Sister
Author: Alley_Skywalker
Fandom: War and Peace
Rating: PG
Warnings: Character death
Prompt: 124) I caress the withered flower/Fondle the fragrant petals/Trying to bring back the lost time. -- Li Qingzhao (formerly called Li Ching Chao)
Summary: Since she was a child, Helene knew one thing very clearly: she was Anatole’s older sister.
Author's Notes: I was initially worried about posting this fic given the latest confusion over the rules, however, having re-read the rules, I have found nothing there that would lead me to assume that my fic does not comply with them (the rules). Being an older sister myself, I feel like that is a big part of my character's identity as a woman and as a person, just like it is a big part of my identity. I hope you enjoy my story.
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writing it down (ravemasta)
  • gehayi

Mod Post: Regarding Late Posting

Hi, folks.

A number of people have contacted me because they're going to have to post late. Others have told me that their stories have defeated them and have asked if they'll be able to participate next year. I've answered everyone, but in case there's someone out there who's worried about either question:

1) Yes, you can post late.

I know that real life can get in the way; I know that stories can be uncooperative. Posting late is more than allowed. (And I'll add any late stories to the Master List.)

2) No. There are no penalties if you can't post a story. And you WILL be able to participate again if you have to bail.

If the story proves un-writable or, as above, if real life gets in the way--hey. It happens. Hopefully things will go more smoothly for you next year.

Hope this helps!
  • kittu9

[IndiANNa, Ann Perkins, PG-13

title: IndiANNa
author Vern / kittu9
fandom: parks and rec
character/pairing: Ann Perkins
rating: PG-13
warnings: brief references to teenage sex, drug use, and medical emergencies.
summary: No one ever asks Ann why she’d want to live here.
Set somewhere at the end of season two, pre-Traeger-wreck.
notes: I have never been particularly fond of Ann, so when signups came around I thought, this is a chance to try and understand her! Ann’s version of triumph doesn’t necessarily align with my own definition, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t content with the life she’s made.

Prompt 23: “You can’t erase who you are. You can’t erase what you know.” – Sandra Cisneros
(born December 20, 1954), Mexican-American writer of novels, poems and short stories, teacher, counselor, founder of the Macondo Foundation, a group of poets, novelists, journalists, performance artists, and creative writers of all genres who focus on strengthening their communities and changing the world through their writing, and founder of the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation, which awards money to writers of exceptional talent and commitment who were born in Texas, are writing about Texas or who are living in Texas. She was the first female Mexican-American writer to have her work published by a mainstream publisher.

No one ever asks Ann why she'd want to live here.